Before you read the article, I would like to send a personal message to President Obama: Since you spent $600,000,000 on a “shaky” computer system ( that still is not 100%)! And after spending a lot more to fix it, Do You realize you could have sent every American more than $2,000,000? Each of us could have bought a lifetime worth of insurance, and still had a few million per family for other things! Now, I have a proposal! Before you continue to ruin the US economy, please send me $1,000,000 tax free! With that stake, in less than a year, I will have 1,000,000 people Paying It Forward, teaching others how to earn a good, solid income with plenty left over, as long as they willingly do the the few simple things necessary, and spend the time (2 to 4 hours a day). This could be the end of welfare! Teenagers, the few unable to work a computer and those too lazy to work at this simple system will have to be the waiters and waitresses, the trash collectors and construction workers. The only people the government will have to help are the injured veterans and others with a real disability. Of course, with most people having more than enough money, the taxes collected would be more than enough to take care of the truly disabled! Then we will see what “equality of opportunity” really means. Your message is “equality of outcome!” That can never be achieved! However, there is no reason everyone cannot have the opportunity to earn enough!
Just wait until JZ finds out his pal, BO, is going to take his money away!
Alas, this week we’ve found the theme upon which President Obama and the progressive socialist Left will now stake their claim: equality.
These astute individuals truly believe it is their destiny to make us all equal — as they define it. Listen to the constant rants from the president and the leftist acolytes about “income inequality.” With the full power of the government, either by force or coercion (or both), they shall rectify this inequality and make us all equal. How exactly is that done, and the larger question is, to whom?
Shall we turn to Lebron James and tell him he doesn’t deserve any more in income or compensation, than the 12th listed person on the Heat roster?
Shall President Obama and his pay czar decide what the base level compensation must be across the NBA?
Will the Obama administration turn to Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL, and instruct him on team salary caps?
Or shall President Obama, known for his baseball pitching prowess, tell the New York Yankees they must rescind the seven year $155 million contract to Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka — after all the comptroller of NYC believes in “shared prosperity for all over individual success.”
I’m waiting for President Obama to say during his State of the Union address that income inequality is so vital and important as issue that he will issue an executive order that caps the compensation for Hollywood actors and actresses. After all, why do they need all that income?
As well, entertainers such as his dear friends Jay Z and Beyonce must see a cut in their income and their concerts must be made more affordable to all Americans.
Now, do you REALLY believe that’s what President Obama and the Left mean when they talk about income inequality? Nope. They’re talking about those Americans whom the President referred to when he said, “You didn’t build that.” Because you didn’t, you don’t deserve the fruits of your hard-earned labor, investments, and sacrifices.
You see, we don’t need uniform standards in our military or even physical standards, because everyone is equal and should be allowed to “play.” One man and one woman shouldn’t define marriage. What difference do the last few thousand years of history make?
All of this sounds good, or as we used to say in the military, “briefs well,” but just tell me how has it indeed worked out through history when a government, socialist in nature, has tried to force social egalitarianism — under the guise of equality?
America is great because it is based upon an exceptional ideal of equality of opportunity. Progressive socialists embrace the failed concept of equality of outcomes.
I am 5’9″ and cannot dunk a basketball, but I don’t envy Lebron James for his talents and ability to do so, nor his compensation for it. I found my niche and ability in life as a Soldier and was thankful for my opportunity to serve and the compensation afforded (allow the government has reduced my earned retirement benefits).
Celebration of diversity is not about elevating other cultures above America. It is the celebration of our supreme regard for the diversity of our talents that has placed America above all other cultures and nations.
Let us never forget Thomas Jefferson’s words that “our unalienable rights, from the Creator, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” And a government that believes it’s big enough to try and guarantee happiness is also powerful enough to take it away — equally.
His lies crushed the middle class, and those of you that believed his lies! He must be stopped before he crushes the entire country! Vote out every democRAT and establishment republican. The only good republICANS are the Ted Cruz’s, Mike Lee’s and Rand Paul’s and those that agree with them! WAKE UP AMERICA!
Health Care Shoppers Aren’t as Dumb as Obama ThinkS
Reuters/REUTERS – U.S. President Barack Obama arrogantly speaks about the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaScare, at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts October 30, 2013.
President Obama calls them “substandard” insurance plans. But to many of the people who bought individual insurance policies that are now being canceled under the Affordable Care Act, their choice of insurance was a prudent decision that met their needs at a price that will be hard to beat under the ACA.
Jim Stadler is one of the “5 percenters”—the 5% of Americans with health insurance policies they purchased on their own—who got notified recently that their carrier was canceling coverage because it didn’t meet the tougher new minimum requirements of the ACA. Stadler, a freelance writer who lives outside of Charlotte, N.C., was laid off from a full-time job at an ad agency in 2009, at which point he became a freelancer and bought individual health coverage for him and his two kids.
Jim Stadler of suburban Charlotte, N.C., whose health insurance is being axed on account of the Affordable Care … Under Stadler’s expiring policy, his premiums are $411 a month, for coverage that always seemed adequate to him. “It’s not a substandard policy,” he says. “I thought it was a great deal.” The premium for the new policy offered by his insurer will be $843 a month, with coverage that’s more or less the same as far as he’s concerned. But new policies are required to include free preventive services such as mammograms and colonoscopies, and they can’t be canceled or priced higher for sicker people, which is why the cost of some policies is going up.
Since Stadler’s family’s income is too high to qualify for federal subsidies, he’s considering putting his kids on the policy his wife, a teacher, gets through her job. But that would be expensive, too. “The thing that gets me,” says Stadler, who voted for Obama in the 2012 presidential election, “is I thought Barack Obama was the only guy I could trust in Washington. He ended up lying to me because he said, if I like my insurance, I could keep it.”
The 5-percenter problem could end up being a much more serious albatross for Obamacare and its mostly Democratic supporters than the notorious web site snafus and other temporary snags, which can mostly be fixed. Obama did, in fact, say repeatedly, “If you like your health insurance, you can keep it.” But policies held by as many as 10 million Americans don’t meet the minimum requirements of the law and are now being canceled. Obama this week added a “vast majority” clause to his earlier claim: “For the vast majority of people who have health insurance that works, you can keep it,” he said in a recent speech on health-care reform.
Obama also continues to point out that many people whose insurance is being cancelled will get a better deal through one of the new exchanges, because of federal subsides offered to lower-income people to help them pay for coverage. The real losers, by contrast, are people like Stadler who won’t qualify for subsidies, and will no longer be able to buy “substandard” policies, either. Many such people will face higher costs for better coverage they wouldn’t choose to pay for on their own, which is exactly the type of Washington-knows-better policymaking that outrages Tea Partiers and many independents who think the government has become too invasive.
Distrust of Obamacare and the people running it has been compounded by the malfunctioning web site and the sheer complexity of the law and its many requirements. Jeanne Patterson of Drexel Hill, Pa., will be losing coverage at the end of the year, and her insurance carrier told her she must choose another plan by Nov. 20 or she won’t be able to get coverage for 2014. The White House, meanwhile, has said it may take until Nov. 30 to fix the crash-prone federal web site. The ACA gives people who choose a plan through an exchange until Dec. 15 to purchase coverage that would take effect Jan. 1, but like many others, Patterson hasn’t been able to navigate the buggy site to find out what her options are.
Patterson, a 58-year-old unemployed insurance broker, pays $500 a month for insurance now, plus about $100 in co-pays for three brand-name medications used to treat chronic migraines. She might qualify for subsidies under the exchange that would help lower her premiums, but she worries that her out-of-pocket costs for drugs will skyrocket. “I had a really good plan,” she says. “My main problem now is uncertainty. It has me sick. I don’t know whether or not I’ll have health care and I don’t know what it will cost me.”
Obama and his supporters have characterized many people who buy individual insurance policies as dupes who don’t realize they’re paying exorbitant prices for an inferior product. In his recent speech, for instance, Obama described such coverage as “cut-rate plans” offered by “bad-apple insurers” that “don’t offer real financial protection in the event of a serious illness or an accident.”
But many of the 5-percenters Obama is referring to see a cruel irony the president may not be aware of. “They canceled my insurance, then said, ‘Hey go get yourself some insurance, and if you don’t, we’re going to fine you,’”says Nate Quarry, a 41-year-old former mixed martial arts fighter who lives outside of Portland, Ore., and whose insurance will expire at year-end. Quarry was happy with the $650-a-month plan that covered him and his daughter. He doesn’t qualify for subsidies, so he’s been looking for a new individual policy similar to the one he’s losing.
So far, the insurance companies he’s called and emailed don’t seem interested in covering him. “I feel like I’m standing on a used car lot saying I want to buy a car, and nobody’s looking at me,” Quarry says. “Is this really happening?” Once the dust settles from the turbulent Obamacare launch, maybe an insurance company will step forward to take his money.
Rick Newman’s latest book is Rebounders: How Winners Pivot From Setback To Success. Follow him on Twitter: @rickjnewman.
Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul show leadership, and they only get grief and negativity from the press (even many on Fox) the establishment repubs & democRATS! If you think the TEA party is a bunch of crazies, I CHALLENGE YOU to go to one of their rallies and see you, your friends and rational neighbors! The TEA Party is only those trying to stop the crooks (from both parties) in Washington, District of Corruption!
HE LIES WHENEVER HIS LIPS MOVE: Here are just a few reminders for you–
I know nothing about gun running to Mexico!
I’ll never raise taxes on you if you make less than $275,000 a year!
If you like your doctor you can keep him!
If you like your current health insurance, you can keep it!
Benghazi was caused by a slimy video!
We will get the murderers of our four American patriots in Benghazi!
I got Ben Laden!
Geez! We could write a book on his lies alone! I’ll stop here for the sake of time and space!
One thought before you start reading the following article: President Obama continues to say we can’t go back to the policies of the past! Why not? If he means the policies that were in place before the democrats took over congress in January 2007, then he (and anyone that believes him), is either a liar or a fool. This will be the subject of a future blog, just keep in mind while the republicans had a measure of control in Congress and The White House we had $1.80 per gallon gasoline and unemployment rates hovering around 5%.
Once the democrats took over Congress in 2007 things started to fall apart. With their willing allies in the press, the democrats have been able to keep the light from shinning on them, however the housing crisis and all of the other problems in the economy can be laid directly at the feet of the democrats. (That will be the subject of another future blog.) Bush made a major error by not exposing this criminal behavior. Meanwhile, the press makes it look like Bush and the republicans are at fault. THAT IS NOT SO! At least not all of their fault. The republican guilt is that they stood by and watch this destruction and never gave those of us out here a warning! It is impossible to believe they did not know the destructive actions the democrats were up too! Chris Dodd and Barney Frank would have been in jail if they were republicans. I hold the republicans guilty of allowing these two culprits to get away their crimes and never doing anything to bring them to justice!
Now let’s take a closer look at the Affordable Care Act, and why I call it the Obama Scare Act. My comments will be brief and in italics separated by (xxx).
THE CARE BILL HB 3200JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL.
Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX – highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200
Please read this…….. especially the reference to pages 58 & 59 JUDGE KITHIL wrote: **
Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.
(Remember Congressman Joe Wilson yelling out, “You Lie,” when the President said otherwise. I guess it was a lie, or else Obama never knew what was in the bill.) (YOUR going to love this next bit of information):
Any individual not carrying insurance acceptable to the government will be taxed 2.5%…nonresident aliens (illegals) are EXEMPT from this tax.
** Pages 58 and 59-sections 21-24: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.** (Why? If this is free health care for the 30,000,000 that can’t afford it, why do they need access to your bank account?) (Page 58 says we will be issued a health card, could it be a national id card?) (I hope you don’t get lost in all of this legal-eze spread thoughout this 2,600 plus plus pages of freedom destruction. Keep in Mind Romney Care is only 70 pages.)
Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN). (Subsidized by the government means YOU THE TAXPAYER WILL BE PAYING FOR UNIONS MEMBERS, AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS AND THEIR ORGANIZATIONS.)
** Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)
** Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees.
**Page 29, section 4-16, Rationing: Your costs are limited to $5,000 per individual and $10,000 per family. (Couple pages 241, 253 and 29 and I wonder if any intelligent American will ever go into medicine again?)(My family far exceed the $10,000. How about you? If you are young and in good health, that is great, but what about the older or younger infirm?) (Also in these pages it tells a doctor what kind of equipment he can buy to treat his patients, and tells hospitals if they can expand or not.)
** Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient’s age.
** Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.
** Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an “end-of-life planning” seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)
** Page 42, (The health choice commissar will choose your health care benefits. You have no choice.)
** Page 22 (All books of the self-insured will be audited.)
** Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.
** Page 30 sect. 123 (A committee will decide your treatment…(Did someone say Death Panels?)
** Page 72, 8-14 (Exchanges will bring all insurance under government control.)
** Page 84:203 (Government will mandate all benefit packages in the exchange).
** Page 85:7 (Medicaid is automatic. Everyone’s care will be rationed.)
HAD ENOUGH???? Judge Kithil then goes on to identify:
“Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress claim they pay into the Social Security system, but they fail to mention they have a well-funded private plan (from money supplied by the tax payer) that covers their retirement needs. If they had to rely on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a very quick ‘fix’ to make the plan financially sound for their future.”
– Honorable David Kithil of Marble Falls, Texas All of theabove should give you the ammo you need to support your opposition to Obamacare. Please send this information on to all of your email contacts.
(Other tidbits to keep in mind: You cannot sue the government for price fixing; there are no judicial reviews of government monopolies; the government will now be inserted into your marriage: the government will now ration mental health care.
(Romney care is 70 pages. It is clearly written and except for the imposed tax/penalty it does not have all of the freedom robbing provisions of the 2,600 plus pages of ObamaScare! It is also Constitutional for a state to impose these kinds of rules and taxes. It is not Constitutional for the federal government to do so, regardless what 5 educated-idiots in black robes say!)
PLEASE READ THIS WITH A OPEN MIND AS COMING FROM A PERSON THAT KNOWS THE CONTENTS OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE USA
Wait until you read this…
A retired Constitutional lawyer has read the entire proposed healthcare bill. Read his conclusions and pass this on as you wish.
The Truth About the Health Care Bills – Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney:
Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.
To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.
The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.
However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.
The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.
The irony is that the Congress doesn’t have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.
This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide…
If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn’t work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.
So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law It doesn’t stop there though.
The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;
The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to theUnited States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.
I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights… Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to “be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution.” If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.
For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.
Constitutional Law Instructor
Carrollton , Texas
AFTER HAVING READ THIS, PLEASE FORWARD….
If you don’t care about our constitution, or your rights under it, just do nothing.
WE MUST HOLD CONGRESS ACCOUNTABLE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE